$190M for Victims of Doctor’s Secret Exam Photos

Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, one of the world’s most respected medical centers, announced it will pay a record $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit by more than 8,000 women accusing a hospital gynecologist of secretly taking photos and videos of his patients’ pelvic exams. The lawsuit alleges that Nikita Levy used tiny hidden cameras, including one in his pen, to record the exams. After a coworker alerted authorities about her suspicions, Levy was fired in February 2013, the …

Dealing With the Effects of a Pregnancy

Q: I am a 58-year-old female with a medical problem: a rectal leakage, due to my last pregnancy. I am not in a relationship, only because I am afraid that this issue will cause a problem in my sex life. What shall I do? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Go see a doctor – a gynecologist or specialist in intestinal issues would be preferred. It seems to me that there should be a procedure that would be able to stop the leakage. …

Pelvic Exam: One More Thing Women Can Skip?

It seems as if the annual health to-do list for women over 50 is getting shorter and shorter. All those routine tests we thought we needed every year to stay on top of things – like mammograms and Pap smears – experts now say are really unnecessary. The latest thing we should cross off the list: a yearly pelvic exam. A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), says a pelvic exam, in which the physician inserts …